Usually with arcade machines for the home, what you buy is usually what you get. But iiRcade’s new $ 599 bartop-style arcade machine goes further. In addition to the 1
At $ 599, the iirRcade cabinet is very expensive for a bartop arcade. Similar sized machines come in at $ 179 at Arcade1Up. But iiRcade distinguishes itself by increasing the quality. It is one of the few home arcade makers to pack Sanwa joysticks and buttons out of the box. It also features a larger 19-inch screen and two sets of controls (where most bar-tops only have one).
With an optional $ 150 stand, you can convert the iiRcade into a full-size machine, and it looks good despite its origins. If you want, you can skip the built-in screen and use your TV for playback thanks to an HDMI port. And while it has two speakers, you can bring your own headset via the included 3.5mm jack or via Bluetooth. That’s an extremely rare feature in a home arcade system.
But what sets the iiRcade machine apart most is its digital storefront. Out of the box you get 11 games, including Dragon’s Lair and Double dragonBut thanks to the system’s Wi-Fi 5 adapter, you can connect to the Internet for updates and download additional games. Prices vary between free for a game like Explosive Ordnance Disposal Service and $ 25 for a game like Dead cells, but the fact that like new games Dead cells is even an option is a welcome surprise.
The iiRcade has either 64GB of 128Gbs of storage, depending on the model you buy, so it should be able to store a lot of games. You can get a generic look for $ 599, or pick from one Dragon’s Lair, Double dragon or Retromania Wrestling themed machine, with stands to match, for $ 799. You can order an iiRcade machine today from the company’s site.